I've noticed the delay on switching to another vt. You don't need to
press enter btw, it appears by itself eventually, but I didn't know what
was causing the wait. I'd prefer to have the shell appear instantly than
having text that says you need to wait!

After digging, this is an obscure systemd thing. Whenever you switch to
a new vt, systemd tries (again) to activate the subiquity_config.mount
unit we added to support CI. This waits for 90s for a device node to
appear. Because getty@.service is Type=idle it tries to wait until no
jobs are running before actually starting the process, but it gives up
after 5s and starts the job anyway. I think the fix is to override the
timeout on the .device unit to 0s, which I'll do with a livecd-rootfs

Having some kind of general introductory text accessible from the first
screen you see which could explain how to get to a vt and some other
basics would make sense.

** Also affects: livecd-rootfs (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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